Penn Station and Madison Square Garden in New York City

One of the busiest facilities used for transportation services in the United States is Pennsylvania Station, better known as Penn Station.

Located between 31st and 34rd Street on 7th and 8th avenue, Penn Station serves 600,000 passengers for its various routes, operated and owned by Amtrak and also services the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), and New Jersey Transit.

The destinations that can be traveled to include Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Long Island, and New Jersey on the stations 21 tracks. Also there is easy access to many subways lines such as the 1,2,3,A,C, and E trains, so getting to Penn Station to make a train is never difficult.

The original Penn Station was built in 1910 that was influenced by the Gare d’Orsay located in Paris. The Station was experiencing a decline in passenger consumption of the trains during the 1950’s and the structure was dismantled in order for a new station to be built. The new Penn Station was to be rebuilt completely underground, which would be right beneath Madison Square Garden and Two Penn Plaza.

Madison Square Garden is an extremely famous entertainment venue that is located on 31st street to 33rd street between 7th and 8th Avenues. This is the 4th Madison Square Gardens that have existed and this one would cost around $830 million with $306 million in 2017 dollars.

Madison Square Garden, abbreviated as MSG, hosts various entertainment events such as boxing matches, concerts, NBA games, NHL games, and other events.

Madison Square garden is the residence of the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers, also MSG was previously home to teams such as the New York Cosmos and the New York Raiders.

Notable events to have occurred at MSG that would be remembered throughout history would be Ali-Frazier, John Lennons last concert, and the 9/11 concert for New York City.

In 2017, Madison Square garden can sit 19,812 for basketball games and 18,006 for hockey games, and a maximum of 5,600 people for concerts.

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